Bridge Solutions Advisor
OUR MISSION: MAKING STRUCTURAL STEEL THE MATERIAL OF CHOICE
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.
As part of AISC's mission, we emphasize:
Increasing the structural steel industry's share of the construction market
Unifying the industry with a common purpose
Increasing the structural steel industry’s share of the construction market
Supporting and improving the ability of the structural steel industry to be both innovative and competitive in a worldwide construction market
Since its establishment, AISC has conducted its numerous activities with a scrupulous sense of public responsibility. For this reason, and because of the high caliber of its staff, the Institute enjoys a close working relationship with architects, engineers, code officials and educators who recognize its professional status in the fields of specification writing, structural research, design development and performance standards.
AISC represents the total experience, judgment and strength of the entire domestic industry of steel fabricators, distributors and producers. The scope and success of its activities could not be achieved by any one member of the industry. The nation shares the rewards of these activities – through better, safer and more economical buildings, bridges and other structures framed in structural steel.
Smarter. Stronger. Steel.
Job Title: NSBA / AISC Steel Solutions Center Advisor
Reports to: NSBA Director of Market Development
Do you love to design bridges but looking for a career that allows more creativity to explore options using structural steel? If so, this position provides that and so much more!
The Steel Solutions Center Senior Advisor is responsible for developing and reviewing innovative conceptual solutions for bridge structures while assisting NSBA Bridge Steel Specialists, NSBA Directors of Market Development, and AISC staff in increasing the use of structural steel for bridges. This person will also interact with AISC Engineering & Research to provide technical assistance from the Steel Solutions Center for the design community, construction industry, and others, in addition to general marketing and technical activities, to make structural steel easier to design and specify.
The candidate will also leverage their technical know-how to develop a marketing awareness of NSBA resources and services among the steel bridge design community and construction industry. The position is responsible to the NSBA Director of Market Development for market development activities and to the NSBA Chief Bridge Engineer for technical assistance activities.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
● Assist in the qualification, development, and review of bridge conceptual solutions with both internal staff and external clients.
● Provide innovative and economical bridge conceptual solutions, including schematic analysis and cost and schedule information for a variety of bridge structures that have been qualified to be evaluated in the Steel Solutions Center by the Director of Market Development.
● Develop prototypes for various span arrangements that exploit the benefits of steel to beat our competition in the bridge market to better serve the transportation industry and its decision-maker base.
● Manage multiple conceptual projects, independently establishing goals and schedules for each one.
● Provide prompt answers to technical inquiries via email or phone, as appropriate. The level of the technical inquiry that is assigned to be answered and reviewed will be agreed upon by the Director of Technical Assistance and NSBA Chief Bridge Engineer with increasing responsibility as competency increases over time.
● Assist in the ongoing development of resources and tools for AISC/NSBA staff and the steel bridge industry.
● Provide technical information to the AISC/NSBA website, Modern Steel Construction magazine (including SteelQuiz, SteelInterchange and SteelWise), AISC Engineering Journal, and other appropriate internal and external communication channels.
Additional Duties & Responsibilities
● Serve as a Secretary for an NSBA/AASHTO Collaboration task group.
● Attend AISC and NSBA meetings and events, including NASCC: The Steel Conference, World Bridge Symposium, NSBA/AASHTO Collaboration meetings, and others as assigned
● Author technical content for the World Steel Bridge Symposium and NASCC: The Steel Conference
● Develop and update presentations on bridge solutions utilizing structural steel for NSBA and AISC market development staff.
● Carry out special projects as assigned.
Education and/or experience
● Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with minimum of five years relevant work experience in bridge design and construction using AASHTO and state DOT bridge design standards, procedures, and requirements.
● Master of Science degree and SE and/or PE preferred.
● Knowledge of industry standard bridge/structural software and a demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain professional relationships are essential.
● Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.